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Changes This Year Unit Plans Expanded Step-by-Step Support Moral & Resource Support for Lesson Study (but not $$$)
Lesson Study 授業研究 Jugyou Kenkyuu Research Lesson 研究授業 Kenkyuu Jugyou 授業 (jugyou)=live instruction, lessons, lesson 研究 (kenkyuu)=research, investigation, study “Lesson study” connotations in English vs. Japanese 2
Research Lessons in Japan Source: (Japan) National Education Policy Research Institute, 2011
Lesson Study Cycle 1. STUDY Study curriculum and standards Consider long-term goals for student learning and development 2. PLAN Select research lesson Anticipate student thinking Plan data collection and lesson 3. DO RESEARCH LESSON One team member teaches, others collect data 4. REFLECT Share data What was learned about student learning? What are implications for this unit and more broadly? What learnings and new questions do we want to carry forward in our work?
What is a Research Lesson? 1. Actual classroom lesson with students, watched by other teachers 2. Planned (often collaboratively) by anticipating student thinking 3. Brings to life a goal or vision of education 4. Recorded: video, audio, student work 5. Discussed by school faculty and sometimes outside commentators 5
6 ? Instructional Improvement Visible Features of Lesson Study Planning Curriculum Study Research Lesson Data Collection Discussion Revision Etc. How does lesson study improve instruction?
7 Visible Features of Lesson Study Plan Teach Observe Discuss Etc. Key Pathway Lesson Plans Improve Instructional Improvement A Common (Mis- or Partial) Conception of Lesson Study
8 Instructional Improvement Visible Features of Lesson Study Planning Curriculum Study Research Lesson Data Collection Discussion Revision Etc. How Does Lesson Study Improve Instruction? Pathways Teachers’ Knowledge Teachers’ Beliefs Teachers’ Community for Instructional Improvement Teaching- Learning Resources
Teachers’ Knowledge Teachers’ Professional Community Tools and Routines Improvement of Instruction Student Learning Content Study Plan Do Reflect Active Learning Collective Duration Intervening Changes Coherence Outcomes How Lesson Study Produces Instructional Improvement 5 critical features of effective professional learning identified by Desimone, 2009.
Teachers’ Activities to Improve Instruction copyright Catherine C. Lewis 200510 Choose curriculum, write curriculum, align curriculum, write local standards U.S. JAPAN Plan lessons individually Plan lessons collaboratively Watch and discuss each other’s classroom lessons